Pieter Hansen was born in October 1737. He was the son of Albany leader Hans Hansen and his wife, Sara Cuyler Hansen. He grew up in the second ward home of a prominent merchant. His father died in 1756 and he continued to live with his mother until her passing a decade or more later. With her death, Pieter took title to their home by the terms of his father's will.
Although he owned real property in Albany and beyond, he was rarely mentioned as the head of an Albany household.
Perhaps he was the Peter Hansen mentioned in the Dutch church burial records in September 1801.
Sources: The life of Pieter Hansen is CAP biography number 4946. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources. We seek more information on his marriage and passing. Could he have been the same Pieter Hansen of Tribe's Hill who lived in the Mohawk Valley at that time?
first posted: 7/25/06